Entering your thirties can be a trying time in life. The initial celebration is great and all, who doesn’t love a dirty 30?
But then reality sinks in. You are THIRTY. You’re no longer young, carefree and in your twenties. But at least you’re flirty, thirty and thriving; can I get a HECK YEAH!?
It’s easy to say that thirty is the new twenty, but that doesn’t alter the way the body works.
Hangovers are still ten-million times worse at this point in life, and not to mention, your metabolism doesn’t seem to be working as fast as it once did – love handles, anyone? (At least high-waisted jeans are back in style!)
Of course, there are positives to being in your thirties. You’re finally getting somewhere with your career, you’re making enough money to pay all your bills and at least there’s always Botox for those wrinkles that are starting to set in on your forehead.
Basically all of your thirties is wondering how 2 drinks can provoke a 48-hour hangover.
— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) February 22, 2019
Post-thirty hangovers SUCK.
When I was in my early twenties, I didn’t even know what a hangover was! I could drink all night and then wake up the next morning ready to tackle the day.
In your thirties New Year's Eve gets good again because you stop ruining your life trying to have a year's worth of fun in eight hours.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) December 24, 2016
Hangovers aside, there are some reasons to get excited about being thirty-something.
Some research suggests that people aren’t their happiest until they reach the ripe, wise age of 33.
70 percent of respondents forty years and older said they didn’t feel truly happy until they reached 33 years old.
According to psychologist Donna Dawson: “The age of 33 is enough time to have shaken off childhood naiveté and the wild scheming of teenaged years without losing the energy and enthusiasm of youth.”
She added: “By this age, innocence has been lost, but our sense of reality is mixed with a strong sense of hope, a can-do spirit, and a healthy belief in our own talents and abilities.”
Welcome to your 30s. You have a favorite reusable shopping bag now.
— Witchy Woman (@dreamthievin) October 24, 2017
Only sixteen percent of respondents said they were happiest in childhood and six percent pinned college as their happiest years.
Respondents said that the majority of their happiness came from fulfillment in their professional lives, along with a supportive network of family and friends.
are we all having the experience where it seems every single person in their late 20s/early 30s is making their own bread now
— steph mccann (@steph_mcca) May 21, 2019
Don’t let your sore back, knee pain, or killer hangovers get to you. There are actually a lot of benefits to being in your thirties. Such as:
- Greater self-confidence
- Better self-awareness- you finally know who you are and aren’t as eager to just follow the crowd because that’s what everyone is doing.
- You’re making more money and have more stability in your day-to-day life
- You’ve lived through enough $h!t to make better choices in life, and you have some good advice to offer those younger than you.
- This is your time to carve out the future you want – the world is your oyster!
Dating doesn’t get any easier – but when was dating ever easy?
The hardest thing about dating in your mid-thirties is that all of the guys my age who want a girlfriend already have a wife.
— ???ficklenuts??? (@ficklenuts) May 9, 2019
In 1975, 89% of thirty-year-olds had been married or were currently married. In 2015, that number decreased to just 57%.
Welcome to your 30s. You now have Home Advil and Purse Advil.
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) September 7, 2017
In 1975, 90% of thirty-year-olds lived on their own. Today, just 70% reside on their own.
In 1975, 76% of thirty-year-olds lived with a child, today that number has dropped to 47%.
Still being single at 32 just means I statistically avoided my first divorce.
— Logan (@NeverLostout) January 2, 2019
Feeling like you should own a home by now? Don’t sweat it. Only 33% of 30-year-olds owned a home in 2015. In 1975, 56% of 30-year-olds owned a home.
95% of conversations w/friends in your 30s:
Great to see you it’s been too long. How are things?
Great! The kids are keeping us busy
Tell me about it
Hey we should get together some time
Totally let’s make it happen
[repeat every 6 months & never make actual plans]
— Ben Carlson (@awealthofcs) May 28, 2019
Age is just a number, you are as old as you feel!
Worried about how you’ll look ten or fifteen years from now?
There are so many things you can do to remain fresh, young and vibrant looking – like drink plenty of water, take care of yourself, protect your skin from the sun, eat healthy, work out often and stretch/do yoga just as often.
Follow beauty bloggers that are the same age as you, they’ll provide the best makeup and skincare tips for looking your best at any age.
my teens: everything is awesome
my twenties: everything is OK
my thirties: everything hurts and i'm dying
— beth, an alien (@bourgeoisalien) October 17, 2017
"What is life in your 30s like?"
"You get excited about a restaurant's location because it's close to Target and you need to buy soap."
— Karen K. Ho (@karenkho) July 19, 2017
Me in my 20's: *dresses like I'm on the catwalk*
Me in my 30's: *dresses like I walk cats*
— bananafanafofisa (@lisaxy424) October 4, 2017
if anyone's wondering how my 30s are going, i just ordered some algae pills
— dj recycling support peacock ⌛️? (@chalravens) May 31, 2019
20s: Rage Against The Machine
30s: Rage Against Literally Everything
— [crying in spanish] (@SortaBad) October 4, 2017
The Facebook birthday posts you get in your thirties are a good reminder that the vast majority of your former classmates are married now.
— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) September 27, 2017
15. Time flies when you’re having fun!
Welcome to your 30s. You're continually stunned to find that 1998 was not 10 years ago.
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) December 6, 2017